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Philippine Labor and Employment
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) launched a campaign to combat child labor among the Mangyan, an indigenous group situated within the island of Mindoro last August 16, 2019. Through an information campaign, the labor agency will orient the Mangyan about anti-child labor laws and policies, livelihood support, and children’s rights.
President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) No. 11360, which allows the full distribution of all service charges paid by customers in hotels, restaurants, and similar establishments to its employees.
Displaced Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) can receive alternative job opportunities through the efforts of the Philippine government in repatriating all Filipinos affected by the on-going Libyan Civil War and its increased tensions at Tripoli.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued on April 1 the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 11165, otherwise known as the “Telecommuting Act”. It was signed by DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on March 26, 2019.
In response to the global financial crisis of 2009, the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued an advisory on how to adopt flexible work arrangements as a guide for private establishments to carry out. In a press release from DOLE, the organization cited that these guidelines will help organizations that wish to adopt flexible work arrangements as a “coping mechanism and remedial measure” in alleviating the effects of the global financial crisis on a local level.